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Friday, 8 June 2018

GUEST POST: Author Michael Phillip Cash

Hello, fellas! Today, I was supposed to share my May Wrap Up but why would I when I have a very interesting guest post instead! This is the first guest post on my blog and I'm so excited, haha! I've always wanted to do one. 

I big thank you to the author for the interesting topic and without further due, here it is!

Paranormal Book Writing vs. Sci-Fi Fantasy Writing

My novels run the gamut when it comes to genre. Many of my books revolve around the paranormal, supernatural realm. With books like The Flip, Stillwell and The After House, I began with a bit of research.

I live on Long Island, NY and we have no shortage of haunted locations. Many of these haunted places are close enough for me to visit, so that was a lot of fun. Every good ghost hunter knows that spirits lurk in the corners of old, historic buildings. These became the basis for my paranormal books.

But with The Battle of Darracia, I discovered something about myself. I really, REALLY enjoy building a unique and entertaining fantasy world. I was in my creative glory during the entire process. I found that I had much more creative freedom. It was my world and I set to work building it.

Working with a carefully planned out outline, I created a cast of characters and a fantasy universe for my characters to live and work in. Coming up with an imaginative language was next on my list. Starting with ordinary words and phrases, I played around with a warping technique. Twisting and turning these things around produced some unique character names and plot locations. It was great fun.

While I really enjoy writing about ghosts and hauntings, I have to say that I’m most happy when I’m at work, writing and building my own universe and inhabiting that world with unique fantasy characters.

About Michael Phillip Cash

Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. His novel The Battle for Darracia is a three-part saga and is available on Amazon.

Michael’s novels are best-sellers on Amazon under their genres – Young Adult, Thriller, Suspense, Ghost, Action Adventure, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. Michael writes full-time and lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wonderful wife and screaming children. You can follow him @michaelpcash or connect with him via his website.